The Tennessee Volunteers got back on the winning track with a 55-48 victory over the Troy Trojans this past Saturday in Knoxville.
Yes, you are looking at the score correctly. The Vols did give up 48 points to the Trojans.
Winning is always the most important thing, but the fashion in which it was achieved is not the way Tennessee was looking to start their "second season."
Once again, the offense was forced to put up big points and stats in order to pull out a win. The defense, however, was doing its best to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Breaking down all 22 starters for this game is daunting on one side of the ball and simple on the other. Giving grades to the starters on offense is the simple part.
The defense is another matter entirely. Breaking down the starters individually wouldn't be a fair way to grade them, as all players were equally as bad.
Looking at them as a unit is the best way to assess this game.